Ennepetal, Germany. The start of 2012 has heralded a new era for DORMA. Since January of this year, all 16 of the company’s German sites have been operating exclusively on green electricity supplied from hydro-electric power stations. The supply agreement with utility AVU, Gevelsberg, will initially run for two years.
“Environmentally compatible development is integral to our corporate culture. This switch to green electricity is a logical extension of our many initiatives in the sustainability domain,” explains DORMA CEO, Thomas P. Wagner. The DORMA Environmental Management System has already been certified, having received registration to ISO 14001 at the end of November 2010. And DORMA’s Energy Management System also meets the requirements of DIN EN 16001. Moreover, many of the company’s products – such as its award-winning TS 93 door closers – today also satisfy the highest environmental standards.
DORMA’s unequivocal commitment to energy-efficient and environmentally sound development is also underpinned by numerous past activities. For example, the DORMA Hüppe site at Ocholt/Westerstede in Germany has, since 2010, been using heating energy from a biomass power plant, while last year saw the installation of a combined power and heat plant at the company’s main facility and HQ in Ennepetal.
Having now switched entirely to green electricity, DORMA has, at a stroke, improved the eco-balance of its products, thus further contributing to climate protection and improving the sustainability of buildings.
The change-over to electricity from hydro-electric power sources not only makes ecological sense, it also brings the company distinct financial benefits. Because procurement of exclusively green power from natural energy resources from a central provider brings the company cost reductions of well over 20 per cent. Over the two-year duration of the supply agreement, this means savings totalling €1.4 million.
Ennepetal, March 15, 2012
Since January of this year, all 16 of the company’s German sites have been operating exclusively on green electricity supplied from hydro-electric power stations.
DORMA offers reliable quality as a global partner for premium access solutions and services – conceived and designed to enable better buildings. With more than 100 years of tradition behind it, DORMA has developed in revenue terms into the world market leader in door controls, movable walls and glass fittings and accessories. In the automatics segment too, the company is a member of the world elite. DORMA is also a successful player in the security, time management and access control segment and the number one in Germany for emergency exit control and escape route security systems. DORMA maintains major production plants in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North and South America. With an international workforce of around 6,000 employees, the Group realised sales of €944 million in fiscal 2010/11 (June 30). The DORMA Group headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany, operates on an international scale with 71 wholly-owned companies in 49 different countries.